Description of the medicine: Interferon (Interferonum)
Leukocyte interferon from human blood donation.
The porous powder is grayish pink (sometimes with a brownish tint). Soluble in water.
The drug is intended for the prevention and treatment of influenza, as well as other acute respiratory viral infections. Applied in the form of a solution, which is prepared in distilled or boiled water at room temperature. The solution has a red color (with opalescence); it can be stored in the cold for 1 to 2 days.
For the prevention of influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections, the drug should be taken with an immediate threat of infection and continue until the risk of infection remains. The drug is instilled into the nasal passages or sprayed. Before use, the ampoule is opened, water of room temperature is poured into it until the dash on the ampoule corresponds to 2 ml. The contents are gently shaken until completely dissolved. In each nasal passage, 5 drops are administered 2 times a day with an interval of at least 6 hours. When using a nebulizer (any system), 0.25 ml of solution is introduced into each nasal passage.
For therapeutic purposes, interferon should be taken at the first sign of flu. The effectiveness of the drug is higher, the sooner it is started. The most effective inhalation method (through the nose or mouth). For one inhalation, 3 ampoules of the drug are used, the contents of which are dissolved in 10 ml of water. The water is heated to a temperature of no higher than 37 C. Inhalations are carried out 2 times a day with an interval of at least 1 - 2 hours. When sprayed or instilled, dissolve the contents of the ampoule in 2 ml of water and inject 0.25 ml (5 drops) into each nasal move after 1 - 2 hours at least 5 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
An interferon solution is also used for instillation for viral diseases of the eyes.
Release form: in ampoules with a capacity of 2 ml (in a dry form).
Storage: in a dark place at a temperature of + 4 to + 10 C.